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You'll need to be able to get the car up pretty high because you'll have to lower the front subframe. First disconnect it from the steering column under the dash,pinch bolt, so you can lower the gear and subframe. Raise car up, You'll need to lower the rear of the frame not the front leaving the gear on the frame. This makes it easer to access the gear bolts and lines. Once lower and everthing is unbolted, you may have to disconnect the lower steering shaft from the gear in order to get it out. It should be a roll pin that you will drive out. Everthing else is straight forward, tie rods etc.The lower shaft is master splined so you won't have worry about getting it on wrong. One caution, don't let the steering wheel turn after column is diconnected. It will damage the clockspring in the upper column later.

Posted on Oct 18, 2008

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In theinterest of brevity so this assistance document isn’t too long, I have to makesome assumptions but not too many. First I must assume that you are familiarwith removing the interior door panel.
When thedoor panel is remove you will see a plastic “bezel” (cover) in the forward edgeof the window opening of the door above the hinge area of the door, this can beremoved when two screws holding it in place are taken out. Also remove thescrew that holds the adjuster cable on the bezel (mechanical or electrical). Nextpry off three plastic plugs about the size of a quarter so you can get at thethree mirror mounting nuts (socket is required). Do the reverse to put it backtogether.
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Posted on Oct 29, 2008

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I had a somewhat related type of problem with my 2000 dodge stratus. It had poor steering and handling on curves. After 55000 miles with this problem I decided to replace the brain box, not the TCM. Now it steers more easily and takes curves at higher speeds well. I was amazed because I avoided unnecessary costly repairs. Hope this helps.

Posted on May 26, 2009

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Did this on my 2002 Stratus 2.4L. I agree with other poster, you do have to remove the passenger tire and wheel wall to do it, but the tensioner travels clockwise.
Note: I offer this solely as a description of how I accomplished the task on my vehicle. It should not be taken as me advising anyone else in any way on how or whether they manage to repair their own vehicles.

1) Engaged parking brake, loosened lugs on passenger front tire.
2) Jacked-up and placed jack-stand.
3) Removed piece of black under-carriage which surrounds the oil filter and attaches to front bumper. There are at least 10 plastic push-pins to remove and I managed to destroy half of them in the process.
4) Positoned belt over lower pulleys and tensioner (as best as possible) then used a bungee to hold the top end of belt up while I worked under the car.
5) Used a 3/8 ratchet and inserted into square hole attached to the tensioner, disengaged the tensioner (moves clockwise) then used a brace to keep the ratchet handle in that position.
6) From top, removed bungee and finished placing belt over alternator, checked the position of entire belt, reengaged the tensioner, and replaced wall and wheel.

Posted on Sep 01, 2009

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SOURCE: how do i remove and replace the rack and pinion

You may very well not be able to do this job unless you have a lift. You're going to have to remove the lines that hide up on top and under other crossing lines. Plus the bolts that actually mount the rack are about an inch in diameter if not more and they are fine thread. I think it would be to your best advantage to have this done at a shop by a proffesional. It will save you a lot of grey hairs in the future.

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When a steering wheel is turned to the end of its travel, the power steering pump makes an objectionable hiss. But my Stratus makes this noise when I turn the wheel at center when fluid is cold....


early sign of the rack and pinion going bad if you look inside the inner tie rod boots you will see leaks starting. prepare to have it replaced sooner than later.

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Could be that the pivot bearing on the top of one of the struts has packed up. It means taking the strut out and compressing the spring to get at it, not the easiest or safest job. Before doing this have a look at the ends of the steering rack and make sure that the steering arms enter and exit in the centre of each end. Sometimes if the steering action becomes laboured it can be as a result of the bearing at one end of the rack giving up and the associated steering arm begins to drag against the inside of the rack end. In this instance it might be possible to have a new bearing fitted rather than replace the whole rack.

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On the top of the Rack and Pinion assemly. hope this helps.

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Well it's one of three things:
1. The fluid has leaked out and you should check for leaks and check the fluid level.
2. If the level is fine your power steering pump could be bad.
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2004 Stratus Steering Rack


You'll need to be able to get the car up pretty high because you'll have to lower the front subframe. First disconnect it from the steering column under the dash,pinch bolt, so you can lower the gear and subframe. Raise car up, You'll need to lower the rear of the frame not the front leaving the gear on the frame. This makes it easer to access the gear bolts and lines. Once lower and everthing is unbolted, you may have to disconnect the lower steering shaft from the gear in order to get it out. It should be a roll pin that you will drive out. Everthing else is straight forward, tie rods etc.The lower shaft is master splined so you won't have worry about getting it on wrong. One caution, don't let the steering wheel turn after column is diconnected. It will damage the clockspring in the upper column later.

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